FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
FROM "PEOPLE PLEASER" TO "GOD PLEASER"
Words of prophecy:
the "understanding" of many of My children, being a "pleasing" child to Me constitutes a striving [through self-effort] on their part to gain My approval and acceptance. Is it not written, It is ONLY faith
that pleases Me [Hebrews 11:6]? Therefore, I say to you, My beloved children, stop striving in your OWN strength and understanding, and simply put yourself in a position to hear the voice of My Spirit -
on a daily basis. As you do this, I will reveal My heart to you - and, in revealing My heart to you, I shall give you a clear revelation of My Will [and My great love for you] [Romans 5:5], and that is what
you will affix your faith to.
Because of these things [and as you continually seek to be empowered by My Spirit in all things] you shall be found to be "abiding"
in that place of being a pleasing child to Me. It is certain that I love each and every one of My children no matter what they may do or say - but, again, it is ONLY faith [working through a perfect love for Me - and, therefore for
others] that touches My heart in a very special way.
...."He who has My commandments [gained a revelation of the
Father's Will] and keeps [remembers, exalts, honors, magnifies, does] them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will
disclose Myself to him ...."If anyone loves Me, he will keep [remember, exalt, honor, magnify, do] My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode [have
living and ongoing communion] with him [in the "inner chamber"]".... John 14:21, 23 NASB
____We all have to make the transition
from "people pleaser" to "God pleaser". That is, be found seeking and gaining a revelation of the Father's Love and approval [acceptance of us in Christ] rather than seeking the praises and approval of
"flesh and blood". It is simply a transition from fear and mistrust [unworthiness etc.] to an absolute faith and trust in a revelation of the Father's faithfulness and goodness.
...."For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ".... Galatians 1:10 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we proclaim that we are "God pleasers" not "men pleasers" - for we find ALL of our approval, acceptance and sufficiency in You
- and You [and Your Word], alone! And we declare all of these things DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory! Amen.
____...."But by His [the Father's] doing you are [already] IN Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and
righteousness and sanctification, and redemption".... 1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB